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June 2nd, 2017
Forbes in FS seat from June 6, 2017; Smith will not return as FS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can confirm that former long-time civil servant, Attorney-at-Law and co-founder of Forbes Hare Mr Glenroy A. Forbes will take on the role of Financial Secretary (FS) effective Tuesday June 6, 2017. This is according to our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources who confirmed that Mr Forbes “now has his letter.”

May 31st, 2017
Glenroy A. Forbes In! As FS; Neil M. Smith’s return uncertain!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Called upon for the second time to take on the post of Ministry of Finance boss and keep the post in local hands, former Financial Secretary (FS) and Attorney At Law Glenroy A. Forbes is expected to return to the Ministry of Finance.

May 22nd, 2017
Will the Financial Secretary Neil M. Smith return to office?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was our newsroom with sources around every table in government that first and accurately reported that Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith was scheduled to proceed on "vacation" from Monday March 27, 2017 after discussions with Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

April 10th, 2017
Financial Sec wants civil servants to contribute to pension

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Currently, when a civil servant retires he or she is granted a pension until they die. However, while working for the government civil servants do not contribute to the pension plan.

March 31st, 2017
Is there a hunt for a replacement Financial Secretary?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was from Monday March 27, 2017 that Financial Secretary Neil M. Smith took his vacation, saying it was his choice to do so.

March 24th, 2017
FS Neil M. Smith Out! On vacation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was yesterday March 23, 2017 that social network was abuzz with circulation that the Territory's youngest Financial Secretary and most powerful senior civil servant, Mr Neil M. Smith, was being forced out of office and was to be replaced by a United Kingdom national.

March 20th, 2017
More lies coming from the Smith Government; FS takes the blame!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In the age of alternate facts, fake news (Donald J. Trump Administration) media fact checkers and leaks inside governments all over the world, the Virgin Islands Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) struggles to keep up with the truth.

February 7th, 2017
‘We have not selected a Chinese company for airport project’- Neil M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Financial Secretary Mr Neil M. Smith has sought to clarify that ‘China Communications Construction Company’ (CCCC) has not been awarded any contract as yet for the extension of the Terrance B. Lettsome Airport runway on Beef Island.

December 28th, 2016
Disgrace! Gov’t workers @ Internal Audit without AC over 3 months

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For months our newsroom has received calls about working conditions from users of the Internal Audit Department, an agency under the Ministry of Finance.

October 27th, 2016
Serious concerns raised by FSC about survival of NBVI!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI), which has the Government as its only shareholder, continues to be an institution of concern by the Financial Services Commission (FSC), the state regulator of Banks and the Financial Services industry.

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